FATHER ROB PARIS
Rob moved to Denver from Hawaii with his wife Kendis to attend Denver Seminary, and they were soon joined by two spirited daughters, Maile and Alia. After serving as the Associate Pastor at Wellspring Church in Englewood for eight years, Rob was called to plant Church of the Advent in the Baker neighborhood of Denver, a journey that stretched his faith and deepened his love for God and His people. As our founding pastor, Rob established a vision for growing closer to God and to one another through worship and spiritual formation. He was passionate about discipleship that is centered around the gospel, and he loved to empower people to use their gifts and experience to bless others. In late 2017, Rob was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. We were given almost a year and a half with him, and for most of that time, he felt well enough to be with us at Advent, always affirming his trust in God's goodness and his hope in the resurrection. The Lord took Rob home on May 31st, 2019, and he is dearly missed.